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Ebberston (near Pickering)



Although it is situated on the A170, Ebberston village is actually centred around a main street that heads south, away from the heavy traffic. The village is superbly located on the southern edge of the moors. Immediately to the north of the main road is the first steep hill, running parallel to the road at this point. At the southern end of the village, you enter the incredibly flat Vale of Pickering.

Netherby Dale runs north from the village before running out into open farmland that had an unusually high number of earthworks.

Just to the west of the village is Ebberston Hall, a miniature stately home built by William Thompson, the MP for Scarborough. The 'hall' is in the classical Paladian style, but is no larger than most farmhouses!

St. Marys Church, in the centre of the village, is of Norman date, with later medieval additions, amongst them a 14th century tower.

On the hill to the north of the village is a memorial cairn dedicated to King Alfred, erected in 1790.

Ebberston Hall, to the north west of the village, was once the home of George Osbaldeston (1786-1866), wealthy amateur sportsman, who played cricket for the All England team, but was best known for his interest in horse racing, breeding and riding his own horses. He lived at Ebberston Hall until he was forced to sell his estates in 1848.


Grid Reference: SE 895 825

On the A170 east of Thornton-le-Dale

Local Features

Ebberston Village website. Has a detailed page on Ebberston Hall.

The Foxhole bed and breakfast.


Explorer Map OL27Ebberston is on Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL27 (North Yorks Moors Eastern Area)

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